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Photos: Joseph Parker, Alexander Dimitrenko - Go Face To Face

Joseph Parker's raw emotion shown at yesterday's press conference could be a sign of the pressure and expectation he is under as the Kiwi boxer prepares for his fight next week against unknown Alexander Dimitrenko.

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'He's come here and disrespected me' - Joseph Parker doesn't take too kindly to Russian opponent's criticism

Parker has become the next big thing in New Zealand boxing, following in the footsteps of David Tua who is the only Kiwi in the modern day era to challenge for a professional heavyweight title shot, back in 2000 against Lennox Lewis.

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Normally cheerful and upbeat, Parker seemed somewhat different at yesterday's press conference, sporting a rugged beard and mouthing off to his opponent.
Parker, 24, wasn't too happy with Dimitrenko's comments about his bout against French boxer Carlos Takam in May.

"I just find it disrespectful," said Parker, after Dimitrenko said the judges got the result wrong in his unanimous decision win over Takam. "This is my home, my country and he hasn’t shown respect for me. I respect every fighter I get in the ring with. If I went to his country I would respect him."

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With Parker's win over Takam he cemented the IBF mandatory challenger position and will have a crack at English heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua who currently holds the title if he beats Dimitrenko.

Joshua, 26, has mowed through all of his opponents and has won all of his 17 pro bouts by way of knockout.

But maybe the 6ft 7" Russian giant has a point.

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Parker was definitely tested in his 12-round bout against Takam and showed some weaknesses in his defensive game, while his power punches couldn't put the Frenchman away.

Parker's bout against Dimitrenko, 34, is a tricky bout to predict with the Russian only losing two bouts out of 40 of his pro fights. Parker clearly has speed over most of his rivals while his power was questioned against Takam who ate his haymakers and kept moving forward.

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The question on most people's minds will be if this fight is legitimately worth watching or will it be another circus act with an early finish.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Deontay Wilder on 09-28-2016

Good night Alexander

Comment by Tobi.G on 09-28-2016

[QUOTE=BoxingFan85;17080296]Burger King should have sponsored James Toney tbh.. :lol1:[/QUOTE] Or Andry Ruiz these days!

Comment by BoxingFan85 on 09-28-2016

[QUOTE=juggernaut666;17080556]Actually the King would be too athletic for a James toney sponsor,he may get a bad rap but the he's pretty athletic and is said to have magical powers which is why Parker is in his followings he will need…

Comment by BoxingFan85 on 09-28-2016

[QUOTE=Eastcoast;17080808]Along with Sergio Martinez.[/QUOTE] ha ha.. true..

Comment by Eastcoast on 09-28-2016

[QUOTE=BoxingFan85;17080296]Burger King should have sponsored James Toney tbh.. :lol1:[/QUOTE] Along with Sergio Martinez.

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